Left cervical aortic arch with proximal obstruction

Oztunc F., Babaoglu K., Turkoglu H.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, cilt.14, sa.4, ss.453-455, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s1047951104004184
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.453-455


Cervical aortic arch is a rare congenital anomaly. We present a case of left-sided cervical aortic arch, found in a patient with mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, and a regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve. There was atypical obstruction proximally within the arch. The obstructive segment was resected, and corrected by performing an end-to-side anostomosis. Mitral valvoplasty was performed in the same surgical procedure. To the best of our knowledge, a cervical arch has not previously been described with such atypical obstruction, and in association with multiple lesions involving the left heart.